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Dolton after the Great Blizzard

Dolton after the Great Blizzard Fore Street, Dolton, February 1978 More like this

Baby Show at Chulmleigh Church Fete

Baby Show at Chulmleigh Church Fete Rectory, Chulmleigh, 5 July 1975 More like this

Going to early Communion

Going to early Communion Chittlehampton Church, April 1982 More like this

Wilfred Pengelly setting up stooks

Wilfred Pengelly setting up stooks Woolleigh Barton, Beaford, August 1974 More like this

Joan and Cyril Dumbleton with Doltonís...

Joan and Cyril Dumbleton with Doltonís... Dolton, 6 June 1977 More like this

Farmyard at Upcott

Farmyard at Upcott nr Dolton, Upcott, September 1973 More like this

George Ayre feeding sheep

George Ayre feeding sheep Ashwell, Dolton, December 1976 More like this

Dr Paul Bangay talking to an elderly couple...

Dr Paul Bangay talking to an elderly couple... Torrington, June 1981 More like this

Morley King on his tractor

Morley King on his tractor Middle Week, Iddesleigh, November 1976 More like this

Children on a float with their mother...

Children on a float with their mother... Hatherleigh, 7 November 1979 More like this

James Ravilious, photographer of rural life © Beaford Archive

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by Alan Winn.

The Beaford Archive

Photographs by James Ravilious from 1972 - 1989

WELCOME. Towards the end of the last century, James Ravilious created an "endless tapestry" of life in rural north Devon. This site holds digital scans of the 1,700 negatives which he regarded as his finest work.

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